Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Red Cross comes to my work on a regular basis. The nice thing is that they come to my end of the building every 8 weeks. And, I'm eligible to give every 8 weeks. Weird how that works out, huh? (lol!)
The guy I car pool with also gives regularly. He had to cancel his appointment today because of a meeting with a vendor. We were discussing how often and how much we had given. I tend to be a little competitive (okay, really competitive) and wanted to know how much he had given over his lifetime. Turns out, he's given about 18 pints. Yep, as of today, I've given 31 pints. Next time it will be an even 4 gallons!!!
When I was in high school, we were allowed to skip one government class if we were at least 18 and wanted to go give blood. Of course I went!!! I was talking to my grandpa about it and he showed me his Red Cross card. He was at 16 gallons!!! Holy cow!! And that was 20 years ago. Can you imagine how much he has given if he was able to continue to give over the years? I aim to be like him and make it to at least 16 gallons...but not this year.